Last week we brought you news of an impending partner defection from Morgan & Finnegan to Locke Lord. Today, Locke Lord made it official. A press release from Locke Lord heralds the bad news for Morgan & Finnegan:
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, a full-service national law firm of approximately
700 attorneys, announces that more than 30 lawyers previously with New York-based Morgan &
Finnegan are joining Locke Lord. Morgan & Finnegan was one of the oldest and most well regarded Intellectual Property law firms in the country. The attorneys include 13 Partners and
the previous members of Morgan & Finnegan’s Executive Committee.
This move more than doubles the size of Locke Lord’s New York office to about 50 attorneys and
leads to Locke Lord opening a San Francisco office – the Firm’s 13th office and its third in
California (Los Angeles, Sacramento and now San Francisco). Morgan & Finnegan was in
existence more than 115 years and was well-known for providing well-rounded IP services
including IP litigation, patent and trademark prosecution and IP counseling and advice.
Notice the interesting use of the word “was?” “Morgan & Finnegan was in existence more than 115 years …”
Does Locke Lord know something that has not yet been announced to the general public? Or are they just parroting the obvious along with everybody else?
Read the full press release after the jump.